#BookReview THE FALL AND RISE OF RONNI FAIRWEATHER by GINA HOLLANDS

ABOUT THE BOOK

When going back to your roots is the only way forward …


Raegan Kent-Walters is living the high life. Thanks to her husband’s salary, she enjoys the elite Surrey housewife existence of luxury holidays, exclusive gym memberships and skinny lattes.
But then the high life comes crashing down, and, whilst reeling from the discovery that her husband wasn’t the man she thought he was, Raegan is also confronted with the reality that she and her daughter, Sabrine, will have to make some major life changes.

So, out goes the state-of-the-art Range Rover, and in comes the beat-up old Transit van to take them away; back to Raegan’s roots in Yorkshire and the life she abandoned.
But perhaps by embracing who she used to be, Raegan can find the strength she never knew she had, building something unexpected – but truly special – to get her and Sabrine through to a brighter future.

PUBLISHED BY RUBY FICTION

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ebook/dp/B09N9K8Z1F/

Apple: https://smarturl.it/gqjjlb

Kobo: The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather eBook by Gina Hollands – 9781912550685 | Rakuten Kobo United Kingdom

Nook:  The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather by Gina Hollands | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble® (barnesandnoble.com)

Google: The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather by Gina Hollands – Books on Google Play

MY REVIEW

I feel I’ve been on a real emotional rollercoaster with Ronni Fairweather in this story, and I loved every single minute of it!! It really does connect with the reader over the importance of reconnecting and finding hope in an unseemingly dire situation, and that determination and positive attitude was really inspiring and positive.

Ronni finds her perfect life crumble in front of her eyes as she learns the devastating news about her husband after his shock death. Her and her daughter, Sabrine, are left to pick up the pieces and try and start life all over again without all the trappings of money that they’ve become so used to, Sabrine especially.

What follows is a story that flits from the present to the past, as we get to understand more about Ronni and her background, her life with her husband and how she can try and move forward after hitting rock bottom.

Moving from affluent Surrey to her old stomping ground of Yorkshire, feels just like what Ronni needs to reconnect and reassess what she wanted from life, and often reality is a far cry from the dream. It’s a big change of lifestyle for her daughter too, but she seems to be more resilient than even she thought she was and it was wonderful to see these women flourishing by following their own dreams and taking control of their own lives.

I really loved this book. It showed the full devastating impact of secrets on other people, and how taking a step back can often be the push forward that people need to find their true happiness, free from the fakeness of trying to live to impress others and putting their own contentment at the fore.

★★★★★

#GuestPost THE FALL AND RISE OF RONNI FAIRWEATHER by GINA HOLLANDS @ChocLituk @ginaholls #PublicationDay



Delighted to be with you today to help celebrate the publication day of THE FALL AND RISE OF RONNI FAIRWEATHER by GINA HOLLANDS!!    She’s here to share some personal thoughts about her new release! You’re going to want to read this one!! Links to buy are also included so scroll down and grab your copy NOW!
Over to you Gina…..


★★★

Release Day: The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather by Gina Hollands

I am more excited about the release of my new book, The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather, than I’ve ever been about a book release (and that’s saying something!). That’s because it was so long in the making and because it’s so different from anything I’ve written before.

There is romance, yes, but it’s more than that. It’s about independence, friendship and the resourcefulness of women. The main character thinks she’s got it all –– the successful husband, the beautiful home, the rich friends, the country club lifestyle, then something happens which means she has to start over by using her brain to survive. She returns to her roots and discovers the person she could have been all along, even though that’s the last thing she thought she wanted.

The setting isn’t glamorous or luxurious –– far from it. I wanted to show that how you judge any place is based on perception alone, and that great things can happen everywhere.

The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather started out life as a short story for a writing competition. A friend, who is also a writer, offered to critique it for me. Although I didn’t win (boo!), my friend saw something in it and suggested I work it into a novel.

A few months later, the day before Christmas Eve, I had an accident in my kitchen. No drunken, debaucherous or even slightly interesting story attached to that –– I fell over my own feet and ended up with a bleeding head and a broken wrist. Worse still, two days later I was due to fly out to Norway for a skiing trip with my family. It was touch and go whether I’d be allowed to fly, but I was and I did. There were plenty of limbs in plaster at the resort, but I was the only one to arrive that way.

While my family hit the slopes, I drank endless cups of tea and got to work on the novel. It was probably for the best –– I’m a useless skier (see earlier comment about falling over own feet). It took another 18 months before the book was finished, edited and ready for the world to see.

The Fall and Rise of Ronni Fairweather is a very personal book to me, but it’s a book for everyone. I want people to read it, feel uplifted and say to themselves: if Ronni can do it, so can I.

★★★

About the Book:

When going back to your roots is the only way forward …

Raegan Kent-Walters is living the high life. Thanks to her husband’s salary, she enjoys the elite Surrey housewife existence of luxury holidays, exclusive gym memberships and skinny lattes.

But then the high life comes crashing down, and, whilst reeling from the discovery that her husband wasn’t the man she thought he was, Raegan is also confronted with the reality that she and her daughter, Sabrine, will have to make some major life changes.

So, out goes the state-of-the-art Range Rover, and in comes the beat-up old Transit van to take them away; back to Raegan’s roots in Yorkshire and the life she abandoned.

But perhaps by embracing who she used to be, Raegan can find the strength she never knew she had, building something unexpected – but truly special – to get her and Sabrine through to a brighter future.

Buying links: 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fall-Rise-Ronni-Fairweather-inspirational-ebook/dp/B09N9K8Z1F

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/the-fall-and-rise-of-ronni-fairweather/id1599267388

 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/the-fall-and-rise-of-ronni-fairweather

Google Books: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gina_Hollands_The_Fall_and_Rise_of_Ronni_Fairweath?id=8a1VEAAAQBAJ

About the Author:


Originally from Yorkshire, Gina now lives by the sea in West Sussex with her husband and son. When she’s not working in her job in marketing and PR, or writing her latest book, Gina can be found dancing everything from lindy hop to salsa, shopping (she loves clothes far too much for her own good), eating out (she hates cooking far too much for her own good), or relaxing, which generally involves reading a book someone else has written or indulging in her new hobby of learning to play the piano. She has a sneaky suspicion she may be a musical genius in the making, but isn’t about to give up the day job just yet.

Social media links: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ginaholls/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginahollands 

Website: www.ginahollands.com

★★★